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 - NFPA Codes

NFPA 72 - 2013

NFPA 1221 - 2016

In-Building Solution Required

NFPA 1 Section 11.10

NFPA 1 Section 11.10

Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required

2 Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable – Sec. 24.3.13.8.4

2-Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable - Sec. 9.6.2.1.3

Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required

Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable Sec. 24.3.13.8.3

Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable – Sec. 9.6.2.1.1.1

Lightning Protection Required

Not addressed in Section 24.5.2

Yes, In accordance with NFPA 780 – Sec. 9.6.3

Isolation of Donor Antenna Required

Yes, 15 db – Sec. 24.5.2.3.3

Yes, 20 db – Sec. 9.6.9

Battery Backup Required

12 Hours – Sec. 24.5.2.5.5.2

12 Hours – Sec. 9.6.12.2

Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required

-95 dBm – Sec. 24.5.2.3

90% General – Sec. 24.5.2.2.1

99% Critical – Sec. 24.5.2.2.2

DAQ 3.0 - Sec. 9.6.8

90% General - Sec. 9.6.7.5

99% Critical - Sec. 9.6.7.4

Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required

Yes – Sec. 24.5.2.6

Yes – Sec. 9.6.13

Cabinets for Equipment & Battery Backup Required

Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X –

Sec. 24.5.2.5.2

Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X – Sec. 9.6.11.2

Monitor Antenna Malfunction Required

Yes, Donor Antenna – Sec. 24.5.2.6(2)(a)

Yes, Donor Antenna – Sec. 9.6.13.1(2)(a)

System Acceptance/Testing

Section 24.5.2.1.2

Section 9.6.4, 11.3.9 & 11.3.9.1

 Quick Code Reference
 - IFC Codes
IFC 510 - 2015  IFC 510 - 2018

In-Building Solution Required

Sec. 510.1

Sec. 510.1

Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required

Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510. Referenced in NFPA 72 Sec. 24.3.13.8.4

Yes, Section 510.4.2. Reference to NFPA 1221. ** Also See NFPA 1221 TIA 16-2

Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required

Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510. Referenced in NFPA 72 Sec. 24.3.13.8.3

Yes, Sec. 510.4.2. Reference to NFPA 1221

Lightning Protection Required

Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510

Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Per NFPA 780 as Referenced in NFPA 1221

Isolation of Donor Antenna Required

Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510

Yes, 20 db – Sec. 510.4.2.4 (4)

Battery Backup Required

24 Hours – Sec. 510.4.2.3

12 Hours – Sec. 510.4.2.3 or 2- Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator

Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required

-95 dBm – Sec. 510.4.1

95% General – Sec. 510.4.1

99% Critical – Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510

DAQ 3.0 - Sec. 510.4.1.1

95% General - Sec. 510.4.1

99% Critical - Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221

Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required

Yes – Sec. 24.5.2.6

Yes – Sec. 9.6.13

Cabinets for Equipment & Battery Backup Required

Yes, NEMA 4 – Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2)

Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R – Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2)

Monitor Antenna Malfunction Required

Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510

Yes, Donor Antenna – Sec. 510.4.2.4(4)

System Acceptance/Testing

Section 510.5.3

Section 510.5.3